Today, the McCormick House is the cornerstone of the Elmhurst Art Museum’s collection. The museum has begun a multi-phase restoration plan to return the house to many of its original specifications. Two years of research have just become completed, which were funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Phase 1 of the construction is complete. It included removal of the existing paint, and then restoring it to its color with a coating that will preserve the steel structure for many years to come. Phase 2, scheduled for 2018, will include separating the house from the museum hallway and revealing its original façade, complete with the carport and new front door. The iconic entrance of this historically significant building will then be visible for the first time in twenty years and will allow its unique features to be fully recognized by visitors and the larger art and design community. Phase 3 and 4 will repair some of the original architectural elements and convert the interior to its original layout.